Major events in the Sunbeam calendar in 2019       

May 2019


Sat 4 – Sun 5

Chisholm Weekend – four back to back races (with 1 discard if 4 races completed) for the Chisholm Weekend Trophy. It’s generally well-attended as it is the first weekend with intensive racing over both days. Chisholm Dinner Sunday 5 May, 1930 at ISC.

Sat 25 – Sun 26

Four back to back races for the Chittagong Cup.

June 2019

Mon 17 – Fri 21

Points Week – five days, one race per day for the series trophy; evening social events.

July 2019

Sat 27 July – Fri 2 Aug

Cowes Classics Week – Over 25 classes; 8 races, 1 discard, over 4 days; up to 3 races per day; committee boat starts in mid-Solent; afternoon teas; evening social events. Preceded by the Dainty Dish race to Cowes from Itchenor on 27 July. Read Cowes Classic Week attracts a strong fleet of Solent Sunbeams in 2019.

August 2019

Sat 10 – Sat 17 Aug

Cowes Week. With 40 daily sailing races, up to 1,000 boats, and 8,000 competitors ranging from Olympic and world-class professionals to weekend sailors, it is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world. The Sunbeam class has great longevity at this event: Sunbeams have sailed at it every year since 1923 (with exception of the war years).

September 2019

Thur 5 Sept – Sun 8 Sept


A celebration of the Falmouth Sunbeam fleet’s 95th anniversary in Cornwall.

Click here for the sailing programme at Itchenor Sailing Club (see the linked document in the left-hand column of the ISC website entitled “2019 Sailing Programme”).